Vape Cart & Meth Display

Better Brodhead was invited to have a display during the November Parent Teacher conferences at Brodhead Middle School. Around 35 parents and students stopped by our display. The vape cart displays the dangers of the chemicals in a vape. The meth display is meant to educate the community on the dangers of the “one-pot method” of manufacturing meth amphetamines. Thank you Brodhead Middle School for your continued support and partnership!

Red Ribbon Week 2019

Red Ribbon Week at Albrecht Elementary school was a huge success. We are proud to continue this partnership and bring a week of substance use and bullying prevention to our elementary students. A big thank you also goes out to Brodhead Y2Y, Brodhead Police Department and Green County Sheriff’s Office for participating in the week of events!

Brodhead Night Out 2019

Better Brodhead was a co-sponsor of this annual event that promotes positive interactions with our local law enforcement and other agencies. Thanks to our Y2Y members and coalition members we had nearly 100 photos taken at our photo booth! Our theme this year was “Thank you to our First Responders/Be a Drug Free Hero”.

Hidden In Plain Sight Fire/EMS

On May 15th, 2019 Better Brodhead and Brodhead Police Department collaborated on a Hidden In Plain Sight training for Brodhead Fire and Brodhead Area EMS personnel. This training highlighted the dangers of the “one pot method” of meth production. Instead of demonstrating a room we set up a “rolling” meth lab in the back of a vehicle. We hope to continue to provide this training in the future.

Episode #19: From trauma to recovery to peer support specialist Part 2 *disclaimer in description

Continuing our conversation with Carlos Rivera who shares his story of recovery from childhood trauma and abuse to an intense journey of spirituality. Better Brodhead is a non-profit, non-religious community coalition and shares this story as a personal account as one of our guests to the podcast. It is not intended to promote or discourage faith. A big thank you to Carlos for his honesty and vulnerability.

Episode #18: From trauma to recovery to peer support specialist Part 1 *disclaimer in description

Conversation with Carlos Rivera who shares his story of recovery from childhood trauma and abuse to an intense journey of spirituality. Better Brodhead is a non-profit, non-religious community coalition and shares this story as a personal account as one of our guests to the podcast. It is not intended to promote or discourage faith. A big thank you to Carlos for his honesty and vulnerability.

Community Resource Committee

Better Brodhead is part of a community committee that is attempting to map out all the associations within Brodhead and the surrounding area. An association is defined as a group of people volunteering their time for a specific purpose or a group of people who get together to play cards or quilt. Associations are an untapped resource within all communities and our hope is that we can connect community members with associations as well as resources that are available but aren’t utilized as they could be.

Our committee is comprised of members of the Brodhead School District, Brodhead Memorial Public Library and Better Brodhead. We have been working closely with community builder John McKnight, for more information on John check out his website; https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/faculty/Pages/john-mcknight.aspx